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Indigenous fashion designers, artisans challenge plagiarism on Mexico City runway

Indigenous fashion designers, artisans challenge plagiarism on Mexico City runway

MEXICO CITY: Wrapped in colorful haute couture, artisans and indigenous designers took a Mexico City fashion event by storm, all while trying to carve out a sustainable future in an industry threatened by plagiarism, instability and lack of funds.At Original, a government-led fashion week dedicated to traditional textiles, artists showcased their designs and confronted industry challenges under the slogan: “No bargaining, no plagiarism, no cultural appropriation.”World-renowned brands such as Ralph Lauren and Chinese fast-fashion company Shein have in recent months faced accusations of plagiarizing indigenous Mexican designs, threatening the country’s ancient textile tradition.“We need people to understand this is not a mass process,“ Original board member Hilan Cruz, a backstrap loom artisan from Puebla state, told Reuters. “What we do takes time, and that time should be valued both economically and in terms of product value.”“This work is inherited,“ he added. “It not only helps pay

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